As England launch their warm-up campaign in Barbados, here's your guide to the global jamboree
The art of sledging is becoming more sophisticated, and not just because of the Sochi Games. England’s new wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has begun to undermine the batsmen by questioning their ethical code rather than his parentage.
Jordan has made eight international appearances for England and understands he still has a long way to go but is hoping to impress his home country
As soon as England lose they seek to become like their vanquisher
Perhaps one day soon the new era can begin properly. The sheet will be truly clean, as if it has just been twice through the washing machine. But not yet.
Root suffered a thumb injury that has put his participation in doubt with Moeen so far impressing on the tour of the West Indies
23-year-old Yorkshireman has flown home from the Caribbean after breaking his thumb
It is not the first time Clarke has been involved in an on-field dispute but he has taken responsibility for the disagreement
Trott departed the Ashes tour of Australia after the first Test but will return for Warwickshire for their two-day match with Gloucstershire
The umpires chose to change the ball in the 37th over of the West Indies run-chase after they believed it had changed unnaturally
England 303-6 West Indies 278 (England win by 25 runs)
Australia 494-7d & 303-5d South Africa 287 & 265 (Australia win by 245 runs)
The match brought down the curtain on the career of Graeme Smith
Batsman shows his mettle at No 7, but is keen to move up the order
Australia 494-7d & 303-5d South Africa 287 & 71-4
South Africa's unorthodox captain has done superbly to lead his team for over 100 Tests but his eye, and possibly his nerve, have gone
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Parry starred in a man-of-the-match performance in the second ODI against the West Indies
South Africa 287 Australia 494-7d & 27-0
Andy Flower, England’s former coach, has been made technical director of elite coaching by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
The fabric of Robin van Persie’s relationship with Manchester United frays a little more, day by day. On Sunday he garlanded the Dutch national coach Louis van Gaal with praise – “a fantastic manager” –and spoke of how age has made him “more sensitive to what my coaches are doing”. This on a weekend in which he was so surprised to have been removed by David Moyes after an hour’s football at West Bromwich Albion that referee Jon Moss had to point him from the field, which he left shaking his head.
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